Chubb padlocks migrate to UNION range in new C-Series

The Chubb range of padlocks and padbars are now available from UNION in the new C-Series.

This latest move forms part of the plan to migrate Chubb products to either the UNION or Yale brands, ahead of the discontinuation of the license to use Chubb on lock products, other than a limited range of specialist custodial locks, from August 2010.

Seven padlocks and padbars are available in the new UNION C-Series. All products have retained their original part numbers to make the transition as easy as possible for Chubb customers.

The UNION C-Series includes two padlocks under the trusted Battleship and Cruiser product brands. The 1K11 Battleship close shackle padlock has a 6 lever mechanism and offers excellent resistance to hacksaw and torque attack. The heavy duty 1K21 Cruiser close shackle padlock provides advanced security, thanks to the case hardened shackle and off centre keyhole.

The UNION branded products are exactly the same as their Chubb predecessors and will be made in the same factory, by the same people using the same technology. Other than the brand name, there is no difference and the UNION products are still ‘Chubb at Heart’.

A small number of Chubb padlocks have been discontinued, where sales have been very low or there is a better alternative already available in the UNION range. 

Commenting on the new C-Series padlocks, UNION Managing Director David Wigglesworth said:

“The UNION range of padlocks is already at the forefront of commercial locking solutions for outbuildings and the new C-Series padlocks are a welcome addition to our portfolio.

“UNION is the number one trade brand and we will be using all our technical expertise and experience to develop the padlocks range even further.

“We are working hard to minimise any disruption or confusion for customers. The products are available from UNION with exactly the same part numbers as before and all packaging includes the Chubb at Heart logo to advise end-users they are buying the Chubb product they know and trust, but under a different brand.

“The UNION C-Series offers the same range of trusted padlocks and padbars, with all the customer, marketing and technical support customers can expect from UNION.”

For further information on the new UNION C-Series padlocks and padbars, please telephone 0845 223 2124 or email Visit to find out more about the changes to the Chubb brand.